01 August 2014 – Global Steering Systems Europe Opole, Poland
We are pleased to announce the launch of GSS’s European localization initiative for the production of safety critical steering components and assemblies. Site selection is complete and the new Greenfield facility will be located in the special economic zone in Opole, Poland. This will be the second phase of global expansion for GSS as it follows the start-up of our new production facility in Changshu, China. The start of production for this facility is targeted for early 2016. This facility will be producing products currently manufactured in the United States and exported to Europe plus new programs with launch dates after January 2016.
This facility in Poland will be serving multiple customers requiring high torque systems in their vehicle applications. The sophisticated technology of GSS provides a best in class performance in the vehicle’s steering system. We are excited and enthusiastic with the opportunity to serve this automotive market and look forward to expanding share following localization. The construction of the building is scheduled to commence in early January of 2015 with full occupancy by late August. The necessary equipment capitalization to support an ever expanding backlog of new requirements for this region will be completed by mid-summer 2015. GSS is a market focused and technology driven company with a full service capability to support steering applications around the world.